This week’s Netflix Streaming releases highlight films from last year, starting today with “Peeples,” the Tyler Perry-produced comedy starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington and David Alan Grier. Another recent release, the acclaimed indie “The Dirties,” also arrives today.
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Releases from 2013 continue to arrive throughout the week, including the summer action franchise “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Jonathan Pryce. “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” arrives to Netflix Saturday, along with the 2013 indie comedy “G.B.F.”
Arriving Sunday April 13 is“The Bible: The Epic Miniseries,” the sprawling drama produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett for The History Channel. The miniseries was recently edited down to a two and a half hour film for theatrical release.
The 2013 releases continue later in the week with “Interior: Leather Bar,” James Franco’s arty examination of scenes from the William Friedkin film “Cruising.” Another release from last year, “The Family” starring Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer, arrives on the 16th.
To learn more about this week’s additional releases, including the second seasons of the animated shows “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and “The Boondocks,” view the slideshow above. Keep track of the latest Netflix Streaming releases by subscribing to the Netflix Instant Examiner today.
Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson, Tyler James Williams
Average guy Wade Walker wants to marry his beautiful, successful girlfriend, Grace Peeples. Having never met her upper-crust family, Wade crashes their annual reunion and finds himself in a face-off with her disapproving dad, Judge Peeples.
‘The Dirties’ (2013)
Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Krista Madison, Brandon Wickens, Jay McCarrol, Josh Boles
Film geeks Matt and Owen make a movie about getting revenge on “the Dirties,” a group of bullies who target them at school. Then Matt decides to take things a step further, stockpiling weapons for a sequel in which they’ll open fire on their enemies.
Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen, Xosha Roquemore, Molly Tarlov, Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque, Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Gayheart
When shy Tanner is outed as a school’s only openly gay student, popular girls Fawcett, Caprice and ‘Shley engage in an epic catfight to acquire him as their “Gay Best Friend.” Tanner soon finds himself torn between popularity and old friendships.
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ (2013)
Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce, Byung-hun Lee, Elodie Yung, Ray Stevenson, D.J. Cotrona
In this action-packed sequel to G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, the elite anti-terrorist team finds itself ambushed and framed for treason by global mercenary Zartan. Driven into hiding, the warriors devise a desperate plan to defeat Zartan’s forces.
‘The Bible: The Epic Miniseries’ (2013)
Diogo Morgado, Darwin Shaw, Paul Brightwell, Roma Downey, Greg Hicks, Sebastian Knapp
Re-creating the Bible’s vision of human and divine history for contemporary audiences, this sweeping miniseries incorporates key biblical stories and parables, vividly dramatizing the ancient tales — from Adam and Eve to the revelation of St. John.
‘Elon Gold: Chosen and Taken’
Elon Gold unleashes his sharp, biting humor in his brand new comedy special Chosen & Taken. His manic wit transcends race and religion to celebrate the absurd things people get away with.
‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, Seasons 1 and 2’
CNN proposes to send Anthony Bourdain around the globe to sample local cuisines in a variety of cities. Featuring great cinematography and an exciting look at world culture.
‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Season 2’
This Adult Swim favorite features smart-mouthed fast-food superheroes Master Shake, Meatwad and Frylock take on monsters, aliens and their neighbor, Carl.
‘The Boondocks: Season 2’
Based on the comic strip by Aaron McGruder, this satirical animated series follows the socially conscious misadventures of Huey Freeman, a preternaturally smart 10-year-old who relocates from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs.
‘Interior: Leather Bar’ (2013)
Val Lauren, James Franco, Christian Patrick, Travis Mathews, Brenden Gregory, Brad Roberge
Reimagining the 40 minutes of explicit gay S&M footage rumored to have been cut from the 1980 film Cruising, this fascinating film explores the normalization of gay culture and the boundaries of sexual and creative freedom.
‘R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour’
Children’s horror writer R.L. Stine presents a collection of bizarre and terrifying tales designed to make kids and parents shiver in their sofas. Witches, aliens and assorted malign spirits abound in the world of Stine’s dark imagination.
Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Romola Garai, Jim Dunk, Colin Salmon
While visiting friends in London, American journalism student Jade Spence beats out Britain’s top reporters by exposing a story involving murder and magic. But just as the story heats up, so do things between Jade and a hunky aristocrat.
‘The Eagle’ (2006)
Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong, Tahar Rahim, Denis O’Hare
Haunted by the disappearance of his father, who vanished with the Roman Ninth Legion on an expedition into the north of Britain, centurion Marcus Aquila sets out to unravel the mystery and recover the legion’s eagle standard.
‘The Family’ (2013)
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Agron, John D’Leo, Domenick Lombardozzi
The Manzonis, an infamous mob family, are relocated to Normandy, France, by the witness protection program, where they have some difficulty fitting in. When local problems arise, they respond the only way they know how: mafia style.